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Posted at Wed, Nov 9, 2016 3:30 PM
  • Ford EcoBoost® Police Interceptor sedan repeats top performance in Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department testing of 2017 models – turning in fastest lap and retaining title as quickest-accelerating pursuit vehicle

  • EcoBoost Police Interceptor utility is fastest among competitive police utility vehicles – accelerating quicker than all V6 competitors

  • Chief Program Engineer: “The best chases are the ones that never happen.”

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 2, 2016 – Police agency testing once again makes it clear you should not attempt to outrun Ford Police Interceptor – sedan or utility vehicle. In recent testing conducted by both the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Ford outperformed the competition to retain its title as fastest and quickest pursuit vehicles.

The EcoBoost®-powered Ford Police Interceptor sedan bested all competitive vehicles in testing by both agencies, including those equipped with V8 engines; EcoBoost-equipped Police Interceptor utility out-accelerated the competition’s V8-equipped utility vehicle and all V6-powered sedans.

Arie Groeneveld, Ford chief program engineer for police vehicles, says the company’s dedication to the police business does not waver. “This isn’t just bragging rights,” he says. “It’s a question of safety leadership. In terms of both public safety and the safety of our law enforcement officers, the best police chases are the ones that never happen. But like our industry-exclusive 75-mph rear crash test rating and standard full-time intelligent all-wheel drive, these results reinforce the point that Ford is relentless in pursuing safety in our police vehicles.”

Intelligent all-wheel drive is standard across the Ford Police Interceptor lineup; competitive vehicles offer only optional systems that do not operate full-time, as Ford police vehicles do.

Michigan State Police testing results
Preliminary results of Michigan State Police testing show the 2017 Ford Police Interceptor sedan with EcoBoost power is fastest of the fast – posting a 0-60-mph time of 5.70 seconds, compared to 6.11 seconds and 6.05 seconds for the 6.0-liter V8 and 5.7-liter V8 sedans offered by competitive manufacturers.

Even bigger performance differences between Ford and the competition come in 0-100 mph runs. Ford Police Interceptor sedan clocked a very quick 13.62-second time in 0-100-mph testing – besting the closest competitor by nearly a second.

That’s not all. EcoBoost-equipped Ford Police Interceptor utility hit 60 mph in 6.40 seconds and 100 mph in 16 seconds. A competitor powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine posted a 0-60-mph time of 7.97 seconds and a 0-100-mph time of 19.76 seconds.

The icing on the cake? Both Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility are fastest around Grattan Raceway in Michigan State Police testing of 2017 model year vehicles. Both achieved fastest lap and fastest average lap times – with Police Interceptor sedan achieving the overall win.

Allen Magolan, Ford police vehicle engineering manager, says racetrack testing puts the entire vehicle to the test, and shows Ford police vehicles aren’t just quick in a straight line. “This demonstrates well-rounded performance that tests severe braking, handling and steering under very grueling, extreme conditions,” he says. Click here for all of the results of Michigan State Police preliminary testing.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tests affirm Ford’s continued leadership
EcoBoost-powered Police Interceptor sedan repeated as quickest-accelerating vehicle overall in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department testing, with a 0-60-mph time of 5.6 seconds and a 13.8-second run to 100 mph. The closest competitor posted times of 6.1 seconds to 60 mph and 15.2 seconds to 100 mph.

Ford’s utility with EcoBoost not only out-accelerated competitor police utility vehicles, but also posted quicker 0-60-mph and 0-100-mph times than all V6-powered sedans.

Ford Police Interceptor sedan with EcoBoost led all competitive offerings with both fastest lap and fastest average lap times at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Police Interceptor utility with EcoBoost turned in fastest lap and fastest average lap among police utility vehicles.

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